China's Left Behind Children

Breakneck growth has made China an economic miracle. But will the destruction of families prove to be too high a cost?

Deborah Jian Lee |

Terms of Engagement

Latin Lovers' Quarrel

Obama may be well-liked by the people of Latin America, but smiling and waving won't clean up the mess the United States leaves on their table.

James Traub |

Slide Show

Mogadishu's Moment

The city is making great strides, but 20 years of violence can't be erased in a day.

Slide Show |


In Praise of Brain Drain

Want to help the developing world? Hire away its best minds.

Robert Guest |


The Spirit of Wukan

Can a small farming town's remarkable protest against corrupt officials spread across China?

Rachel Beitarie |


The World According to Ron Paul

Republicans are freaked out about what a libertarian isolationist in the White House would do to American power -- but not all Democrats are.

Michael A. Cohen |


Politics Stops at the Water's Edge

After two foreign-policy debates, we still have no idea what most Republican presidential candidates would do about the actual issues facing America abroad.

Michael Cohen |


The Cowboy Abroad

We know plenty about what Rick Perry, the GOP's newest presidential front-runner, thinks of America. But what about the rest of the world?

Erica Grieder |


A Murderer's Manifesto and Me

Anders Behring Breivik, Norway's mass murderer, was a fan of my writing. Here's what I found within his perverse 1,518-page manuscript.

Phillip Longman |


Man Bites Shark

Why are shark attacks on the rise? Because the balance of power between man and shark lies firmly -- too firmly -- with man.

Juliet Eilperin |


Rise of the Radical Right

Anders Behring Breivik is not alone. In fact, Europe has many more dangerous extremists than anyone thinks.

Jamie Bartlett |


Breivik's Swamp

Was the Oslo killer radicalized by what he read online?

Toby Archer |


The Mullah Krekar Show

Is this the man behind the Oslo terrorist bombing?

J.M. Berger |


A Continent, Sinking

Europe's financial crisis is a Titanic moment, threatening to bring down not only the EU's major economies, but its political raison d'être. Is it too late to save the ship?

Steven Erlanger |


Trouble Down South

For Saudi Arabia, Yemen's implosion is a nightmare.

Ellen Knickmeyer |

The List

The World's Most Dangerous Borders

Thirteen places you don't want to be stuck at.

Philip Walker |


Fear Dimitra

How one 62-year-old grandmother explains the Greek crisis.

Joanna Kakissis |

Photo Essay

Postcards from Hell, 2011

Images from the world's most failed states.

Elizabeth Dickinson |


A Bond for the Homeland

Migrants send billions of dollars home each year; they also save a lot, too. Instead of stuffing cash under the mattress, the developing world's diaspora could do a lot more good if they invested in their homeland. 

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala |


How Not to Declare a War

The Obama administration's legal rationale for bombing Libya suggests that while George W. Bush may be gone, the imperial presidency isn't.

Scott Horton |

Photo Essay

Arrival Cities

A look at nine places defining life on the margins for the new century, from Chongqing to California.

Doug Saunders |


West Africa Lurches Toward War

As the world watches the tsunami in Japan and the uprising in Libya, another part of the world is on the brink of disaster. Is anyone paying attention?

Elizabeth Dickinson |

Photo Essay

Bedlam at the Border

Exclusive photos of the human wave leaving Libya.

Suzanne Merkelson |

The Optimist

Invasion of the Alien Cattle

Why does the United States allow more foreign cattle to immigrate than it does people?

Charles Kenny |


Not Your Father's Cuba

What Marco Rubio and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen don't get about the new generation of Cuban-Americans.

Arturo Lopez-Levy |

Slide Show

Romas: Europe's Wanderers

Kicked out of France and unwanted in the countries to which they are forced to return, the Roma are a part of a new Europe that everyone would rather ignore.

Slide Show |


Taxing American Competitiveness

Why is Congress slapping fees on the most productive sectors of the U.S. economy?

Jacob F. Kirkegaard |

Prime Numbers


FP's guide to the coming urban age.

Richard Dobbs |


Urban Legends

Why suburbs, not cities, are the answer.

Joel Kotkin |


Chicago on the Yangtze

Welcome to Chongqing, the biggest city you've never heard of.

Christina Larson |